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November Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2021 

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Mountain View has a bullying prevention program that educates teachers, staff, students, parents, and the community about behaviors related to bullying.  This program also implements measurable action plans for reducing bullying behaviors at school.  Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.  Each school chooses a kid-friendly program name. The name of Mountain View’s program is P.E.A.C.E.  At Mountain View, P.E.A.C.E. is all about:
 

Our goal is awareness of the behaviors related to bullying. Each week, teachers and students meet about issues related to bullying.  They discuss ways to build friendly relationships and the importance of positive behaviors. Mountain View’s Anti-Bullying Rules are:

  1. We will not bully others.                       
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4.  If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

 
It is important that we work together to prevent bullying. If your child reports a bullying incident to you, please contact your child’s teacher or our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Greer.  Working together, we will improve our school’s climate and reduce bullying behaviors at school.
 
JOIN OUR PTA

All parents and families are encouraged to join our school’s PTA.  We are still accepting new members, so we would love to have you join us.  If you are interested in serving as an officer or helping the PTA without a leadership role, please let your child’s teacher know or email Theresa Shaw (mvptapresident@gmail.com) to let her know that you are interested.  You can pay for your memberships online and order MV shirts on this website: https://mve.memberhub.store/
 
SCHOOL INFORMATION
Listed below are some ways to keep up with up-to date information on the latest changes with our school system/school:
Regularly check Johnson City Schools’ website (www.jcschools.org) for the latest updates.  You can also visit our school’s website (http://mountainview.jcschools.org/) and district news will be posted there as well.  
You are encouraged to regularly check your email for updates.  If you do not have an email address, feel free to get one and then update your information on your child’s enrollment card.  
If you are on social media, you can follow Johnson City Schools on Facebook (search for Johnson City Schools) or Twitter (@jcityTNschools).  You can follow Mountain View on Twitter (@MountainViewJCS).  

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Happy Fall season to all of our Mountain View family and friends! This upcoming 2nd nine weeks, we will heavily focus on two sports-soccer and basketball. With soccer growing in popularity and becoming the #1 viewed sport in the world, it’s only fitting that we see what the excitement is about! I hope all is well and have a safe holiday season. Please email me with any questions or concerns.                  Coach Jeffries  
 
ART
We are wrapping up Hispanic Heritage month with some AMAZING projects! I am so proud of our MVE students, and how hard they have worked in the art room! 
 
Be on the lookout this month for information going home regarding the PTA’s Reflections Art competition. Students who wish to participate in this year’s competition will need the permission form filled out and returned by the end of this month.
 
Since this is the month of gratitude, please know how grateful I am to get to work with your kiddos everyday in the art room! 

GUIDANCE

In Counseling Classes, we have been focusing on problem-solving skills and learning appropriate ways to handle problems, including bullying problems. These lessons will lead us into lessons that will begin sometime in December that will focus on personal safety and best ways to handle such problems.  
 
Some main ideas that will be covered include, “listening” to their feelings, learning the difference between a safe touch and an unsafe touch, thinking about an appropriate plan to get out of unsafe situations, and putting the plan into action by following the 3 steps listed below:
 
· Say “NO” in a strong voice.
· Walk away immediately to a safe place.
· Talk to a safe grown-up.
 
If you are interested in reviewing any of the material, please call me (434.5260) to schedule a time that we can meet. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 2nd — Make up Picture Day
 
November 10th — School Council Meeting at 3:40
 
November 17th — Mid-terms go home 
 
November 24th-26th —Thanksgiving Break
 
November 29th — School resumes
 

MUSIC
 
Composer of the Month
In Music classes, students are learning about Peter Tchaikovsky during the month of November.  Some facts we are learning about Tchaikovsky is that he:
· Is from Russia
· Was a romantic composer (1830-1900) – A time in history where music was very emotional
· Wrote music to several famous ballets like:
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
The Sleeping Beauty
Here are some great websites to access kid-friendly information about Peter Tchaikovsky
https://kids.kiddle.co/Pyotr_Ilyich_Tchaikovsky
https://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-meet-peter-ilyich-tchaikovsky.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dlhan81qB0
 

LIBRARY

This month in the library, students will take part of an author study on Eric Carle. He is famous for many books, including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". We will be having a blast taking on science and engineering challenges related to Eric Carle's famous books. We are also going to work on some lessons on how to create artwork like this famous illustrator and author. 





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